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norco17first 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2012


third try at this peak very little snow this year. ax recommended for new army for probably another week or two after that should be clear to the top
Posted May 22, 2012 10:16 pm

orbitorVia Old Army Pass from Cottonwood Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010


Overnight backpacking trip at end of September. Enjoyed absolutely perfect weather for that time of the year in the High Sierra. Impressive views from summit.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 12:54 pm

krrt2000Old Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1995


With Duane, good hike
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:16 pm

Luke SwansonSnow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Luke Swanson

There was still snow covering a lot of the route. Went up old army pass, which was completely snow covered and the hardest part. We followed where the trail would have been, on the south side. the snow was really soft on the way down, so we went down new army pass instead. Although it took a while, we found a good route down the rocks. A great 14er.
Posted Nov 7, 2011 10:42 pm

MCGustoLangley...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2009


Long dayhike with Frank via New Army Pass
Trip report is called "Langley: The "Easy" 14'r"
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:04 am

badmajickVia New Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011


Did the two day thing, summmited on day on and camped at long lake.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 8:28 am



Climbed up from lake 6... I guess that's winter pass. We didn't bring crampons or axes so we had to traverse along the east wall of the bowl. I just followed a bighorn sheep trail. Lots of loose rock, some of which landed on Bare Grundles. OOps
Posted Oct 7, 2011 11:06 pm

klotitoSocal Peakbaggers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011


From New Army Pass with the Socal Hikers and Peakbaggers group. Great weather and visibility on summit day. My first 14'er!
Posted Sep 26, 2011 2:47 pm

danblockMy First 14er  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 1994
Did Mt Langley as a boy scout in troop 485. We camped at Long lake, and reached the summit via New Army Pass.
Posted Sep 22, 2011 7:18 pm

MakeItHappenBagged it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011


Great views at the top.
Posted Sep 18, 2011 8:21 pm

moosewilliamsOld Army   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2011


First time up Mt Langley. Great trip got a late start, did not leave the Horseshoe Camp until after 9:00. Got to Cottwood Lakes basin at around 12:00 with intentions of camping and summiting the next day, but decided to go for it that day. Went up Old Army Pass and then straight up the south face to summit at around 1630. I signed the summit book in memory of 9-11-2001. Down Old Army with head lamps and back to camp at the lakes. Walked out the next day.
Posted Sep 15, 2011 2:32 pm

RootsSoutheast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2000


Cool enough. Lots of work for such a short class 3 section. Where's Warren? - could not find him : )
Posted Aug 29, 2011 7:13 pm

jonandmaliaLangley - the second time in a month  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


We went up July 17, took New Army up/back. Great time. Noticed the sign in books were all full. SO, we went back 8/21 and did it again. Brought new sign in book (blue spiral in ziplock). Weather was great! Didn't have any snow to cross on New Army. We went down Old Army. Most of the snow had melted since July, but there was a dicey 50' section near the mid section of bowl (the start of where the trail crosses the bowl, to the switchbacks up the south wall). Lots of people (backpackers) were going up it without crampons/ice axes. Going down, it could get dicey in that section though. Don't recommend it without at least microspikes/yaktrax and something to self arrest. Not sure how long it will be safe. Great time though, beautiful area! We'll be back. If taking Old Army, be safe. New Army is a nice safe route. Have fun!
Posted Aug 23, 2011 8:25 pm

wbassEpic New Army  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011


This 22 (or was it 23?) mile r/t ascent was likely our longest, most grueling day hike ever, not to mention the endless final 3 miles. Fortunately, the views were fantastic, weather good and a two seater buzzed us a few times. A nice introduction to CA high points.
Posted Aug 16, 2011 11:30 pm

Niels79Old Army Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2011


Camped at Lake 5 Friday with three friends. Went up the steep chute the following morning which took us approximately 3 1/2 hours. Reached the Langley summit at 3.30 PM. Spent a couple of hours at the summit. The Old Army Pass trail seemed to difficult to descent in the dark, so we headed over to New Army Pass, but decided to spend the night at the Pass and then head out in the morning.

One of the most challenging and best hikes sofare! Personally I would not recommend the chute to anyone unless you are very experienced with ice axe and crampons(67 degree (average)) self-arrest is not a possibility. One of our team members had a close call and almost fell down the chute. Should I ever do this route again then I would bring ice tools

The round trip from the parking lot to lake five over Old Army Pass to Langley and back down New Army Pass to the parking lot was 26 miles
Posted Jul 28, 2011 10:39 pm

Peter50Re: Old Army Pass
That is some kind of ice climb! When I was there on July 22, 2011 there was only one set of tracks in the snow from bottom of Old Army Pass to the top. I am not surprised one of your party almost fell, you have to really be experienced to climb that chunk of ice. I don't think the old army pass will be free of snow until Spetember or perhaps not at all passable without an ice climb this year. Regular hikers like myself need to stay off Old Army and use New Army for the summit trek. It's a great hike.
Posted Jul 29, 2011 6:15 am

Niels79Re: Old Army Pass


I can only agree and we where in over our heads. We saw a young couple with their two dogs that went up the old army pass trail without crampons or ice axes. And we noticed quite a few skid marks from them in the soft snow when we attempted to go back down late in the evening.

When did you summit Friday or Saturday? If Saturday then we must have passed each other on the trail somewhere.
Posted Jul 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Peter50Re: Old Army Pass
We went up on Saturday so I guess we passed eachother. We got down about 7:30 pm, started at 6 am.
Posted Jul 30, 2011 4:22 am

Peter50Mt Langely  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011
Hiked Mt langely on July 22, 2011. Old Army pass is snowed in, it won't open until September if at all. Took New Army pass to the summit, 13 hours round trip and I am in good shape. This is a stressful hike. Spectacular views at first lake 4 miles into the hike.
Posted Jul 25, 2011 4:10 am

hightineraryNiner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


After my ninth ascent of Langley, I also climbed over The Fin and Woollyback on my way back to the trailhead.
Posted Jul 24, 2011 2:02 pm

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